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November 9, 2004: Mozilla Launched Firefox 1.0

Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla Foundation

2004 - Mozilla launches the web browser that would finally give Internet Explorer a run for it’s money. Firefox 1.0 web browser was created by Mozilla, who broke free from the Netscape Navigator browser to develop in Open Source. The Gecko layout engine browser would be available for Windows, Mac and Linux – with it being the standard browser in current flavors of Ubuntu. Last year on it’s 3.5 release, it set a new worlds record download. Firefox currently takes 1/5 of the market browser share.

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  • Blizzard settles a lawsuit with Micro Star
  • Netscape acquires Collabra
  • Albert Einstein is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in Physics
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November 4, 1984: Michael Dell Launches Dell Computers

Michael Dell

1984 - Michael Dell launches his new business of IBM compatible PC’s from his dorm in Austin, TX. The idea was to sell a philosophy over a product. The philosophy was to sell direct to customize to the shopper. Of course, Dell’s award winning service throughout the years has shown this to be a good plan. Happy Anniversary, Dell!

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  • Firefox captures 20% market share
  • Compaq announces the 12 lb portable
  • UNIVAC I predicts Dwight D. Eisenhower as president
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September 23, 2002: Firefox (Phoenix 0.9) Browser Released

Pheonix

2002 - Mozilla releases Phoenix 0.1, the first release of what will become Firefox. The browser will change names because of trademark issues with Phoenix technologies. The initial first release of Firefox, though will be released on Nov. 9, 2004

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  • Yahoo Instant Messanger 9.0
  • Morse Code alphabet is invented
  • Nintendo Koppai is founded (later renamed to Nintendo)
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June 23: 10 Years Ago, Safari 1.0 Released to Public

Safari Web Browser

June 23, 2003: Safari Web Browser is released

2003 - Steve Jobs releases the first version of the Safari web browser. He announced the browser on Jan 7, with Beta download to web developers. However, it wasn’t until June 23rd that Safari was released to the public.By Mac OSX 10.5.3, it was officially the browser of Apple Mac. A Windows version of Safari was released on June 11, 2007. Of course, Safari is the browser packaged with iPhone, and later iPad.  There were a few controversies on Apple’s solution for viewing the Web. The biggest was a “Carpet Bomb” attack that could compromise people’s data if they didn’t know not to select the links.

Safari makes up for 14.09% of the browser market (behind IE, Chrome and Firefox [in that order]).

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  • Nintendo 64 is launched
  • The Typewriter is patented
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June 17: Firefox 3 – 24 Hour Guinness Record

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June 17, 2008: Firefox Guinness World Record Download Day

2008 – Mozilla takes a new marketing step as they announce they want to break the Guinness world records for downloads in a 24 hour period of release. A grand idea, however, it was slightly hampered by the fact that the servers didn’t come up at 10 AM. The bug was fixed and they got the record of 7 million downloads. It was expected to be around 10 million if the bugs did not creep up, for some downloaded 3.0 from other sites.

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  • Linus Torvolds announces he will leave Transmetta to work for the Open Source Development Labs
  • Flickr co-founders leave the company
  • Compaq announces the Armada line of computers
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May 30: Mozilla Download Day for Guinness World Record

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May 30, 2008: Firefox Makes Guiness Record

2008 - The Mozilla foundation made an interesting statement – They want to be in the Guinness book of world records as the most downloaded browser with Firefox 3.0. Download day was June 17th. After a problematic start, they hit their record over 8 million. Enough to make the Guinness book of World Records.Mozilla broke off of Netscape and created Firefox on November 9, 2004. Mozilla is currently the #3 browser, behind Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Mozilla 12 is the current revision. Firefox uses the Gecko engine, and is open source, so it can be customized. It can be downloaded at Mozilla.org, and also comes included in certain Linux distributions.

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  • TurboLinux OS 7 released
  • Windows NT 3.51 released (adding Power PC support)
  • The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first paper in the US
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